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Approach to the Psychiatric Patient: Case-Based Essays

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781585623006
Author(s): John W. Barnhill
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Edition: 1st
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
Dimensions: 150 x 226 x 30 (w x l x h)
Pages: 523

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Approach to the Psychiatric Patient is a case-based exploration of psychiatry. It is both a general introduction to multiple aspects of the field and a series of sophisticated discussions that clarify controversies, dilemmas, and ambiguities. By covering the psychiatric waterfront while featuring many subspecialties, the book intends to fill a gap that exists between standard psychiatric reviews, specialty texts, and pocket guides. Further, by making use of over 100 essayists, Approach to the Psychiatric Patient captures much of the complexity and richness that make modern psychiatry a fascinating challenge. The ten cases span a broad diagnostic spectrum, from geriatric depression (case 2) and schizophrenia (case 4) to substance abuse (case 6) and disappointment over an exam failure (case 10). The situations range from inpatient hospitalizations (case 1) and emergency room evaluations (case 3) to outpatient assessments (case 7) and long-term psychotherapies (case 8). Perhaps most importantly, the 100 essays have been written by a broad range of specialists who have all been asked to comment specifically on one aspect of their particular case.
These essays are brief (about 1500 words) and are intended to serve as 'curbside consults' in which the expert dispenses a sharp perspective on the particular situation. The book highlights a broad span of human experience. For example,
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